Flowing directly from the boiling veins of Korn, Crossfade reaching to their third album and “We All Bleed” is a dark, intense trip, Ed Sloan and his band mates managed to put together a gloomy, but beautiful, dark, but intense material, proving that their more than just some trend followers, they have their own touch and style, and managed to writing a couple of intense and exciting songs. Actually, “We All Bleed” are over 48 minutes of tumultuous flow, kind of trip to Hell and back, but showing us sometimes sparkling from Heaven, breaking cracks to leave the light comes trough.
I think Columbia Records in 2008 were – as usually – impatient when they kick them out, “We All Bleed” is an excellent work and Eleven Seven Music (also current home for Drowning Pool, Papa Roach, She Wants Revenge, MÃ¶tley CrÃ¼e, Lit, Vince Neil, Blondie, etc) were inspired to sign them.
The set’s 10 tracks, produced by the band, maintain the sonic thunderclap of Crossfade’s previous efforts, while propelling its guitar-grinding signature with a tapestry of orchestration and programming, and a flourish of keyboards, thanks to the addition of Les Hall to the permanent line-up, alongside Sloan, bassist Mitch James and drummer Will Hunt. The evolution marks a tidal shift in Sloan’s previous role as Crossfade’s singular commandeering voice, but he is the first to admit that sharing duties with Hall was an organic, if not essential benchmark in the band’s growth.
Highlights on the third album include “Killing Me Inside”, “Dear Cocaine”, “We All Bleed” and the epic 10 minutes of “Make Me a Believer” which shifting from calm moments to rocking explosions, from acoustic/classic guitar passages to progressive rock hurricanes.
Released on June 21, 2011, “We All Bleed” is a beautiful trip into the gloomy but glowing side of modern rock/metal, a well balanced and built album by a mature band.The future lies there bleeding…
01. “Dead Memories”
02. “Killing Me Inside”
03. “Prove You Wrong”
04. “Lay Me Down”
05. “Dear Cocaine”
07. “I Think You Should Know”
08. “We All Bleed”
09. “Open Up Your Eyes”
10. “Make Me a Believer”
Crossfade – Official Site
Crossfade @ MySpace
Eleven Seven Music/Tenth Street Entertainment